Graduate of Medical School in Rosario, Argentina. Trained as a general surgeon at the Provincial Hospital in Rosario Argentina between 1981 and 1983.Emigrated to Germany to repeat medical degree and general surgical residency training between 1983 and 1990. Revalidated the MD degree and obtained title of general surgeon from the German Society of Surgeons. Worked as attending surgeon at the University Hospital, Krankenhaus Nordwest , Frankfurt, Germany during the period of 1990-1993. In 1993 emigrated to the US to work as a research fellow in MIS at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Center until 1996. Revalidated MD degree( ECFMG) and repeated surgical residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York between 1996-1999. Since 1999 Chairman of the Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Professor of Surgery Florida International University and Associate professor of surgery at the University of South Florida. Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship Program. Cleveland Clinic, Weston Florida. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the German Society of Surgery and Corresponding Fellow of the Argentinian Society of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and Honorary Fellow of the German Society of Visceral Surgery. Active Member of the Board of Governors of SAGES. Chair of the International Centers of Excellence Program in Bariatric Surgery of the SRC. Co-Chair of the Go Global Initiative, SAGES. Chair of the International Committee of the ASMBS and active member of the Executive Board of the Fellowship Council. Active Member of the Training Committee, Institutional Relations, Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Technology Committees of The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Secretary and Board Member of the SAGES education and research Foundation. Dr. Rosenthal is the editor of Bariatric Times Magazine, is member of the editorial board of Obesity Surgery and Journal of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Rosenthal has published over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals, is conducting multiple FDA and clinical research trials. In addition, he is the editor of 3 textbooks in general and endoscopic surgery and author of over 50 chapters in general surgery books.